Kōrero: Law of the foreshore and seabed

Auckland waterfront, 1864

Auckland waterfront, 1864

While Māori customary rights to dry land were recognised by European settlers and governments, their rights to the foreshore and seabed were not. Settlers proceeded to develop the foreshore for wharves, as here in Auckland, without attention to Māori traditional use of the shore. This view is from Albert and Hobson streets, looking north to Mt Victoria.

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Auckland City Libraries – Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Richardson Collection
Reference: 4-8973
Photograph by James D. Richardson

Permission of Auckland City Libraries Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Mark Hickford, 'Law of the foreshore and seabed - Māori rights', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8528/auckland-waterfront-1864 (accessed 3 June 2020)

He kōrero nā Mark Hickford, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Jan 2015